PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (5 CE)
Course Description: This course provides a general overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder—conceptualization, incidence, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. Particular attention is given to PTSD resulting from rape, combat (including war zone stress, veterans returning home, and women in combat), and natural disasters. This presentation also includes information on assessing and treating children experiencing PTSD. Additionally, the concept of vicarious traumatization will be reviewed, including the potential impact on treatment and self-care techniques that therapists can employ to help mitigate the effects on both their personal and professional lives when working with clients diagnosed with PTSD.
Course Level: Beginner, Intermeridate
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Authors: Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT, Melanie Haro, MA, LMFT, Kristen Hudson, MA, LMFT, Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT, Chuck Moshontz, MA, LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D, LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Assess for symptoms and diagnose PTSD.
- Describe common types of PTSD treatment.
- Adjust PTSD treatment to populations where it is typically diagnosed, i.e., victims of rape, combat personnel and veterans, disaster/crisis workers, and abused children.
- Assess for symptoms of Vicarious Trauma in themselves and seek appropriate self-care support.